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Living: Toasting Saint Laurent

A New York retrospective revels in glamour and luxury The first impression is one of vitality and variety. The exhibition rooms of the Costume Institute at New...

Living: The Traveling Dollar

Imagine ocean waves engulfing the topmost girders of the Eiffel Tower. Imagine Buckingham Palace under water, and St. Peter's too. Well, that is just a joke, a...

Living: Return of the Mini

The short, short skirt is back—and no one's complaining For those optimists who believe that stock prices and hemlines rise simultaneously, the sidewalks and...

Living: Designers Get Down to Work

Spiffy uniforms liven up the office, the factory and the beat Thank God that's over. Not pollution, not the decay of ancient monuments. But the city of Rome...

A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 5, 1982

The frenzied pace of working on cover stories is nothing new to Simonetta Toraldo, picture researcher and administrative assistant for TIME'S Rome bureau. The...

Cinema: Trading Up

BABY, IT'S YOU Directed and Written by John Sayles John Sayles is ambling toward Holly wood legitimacy. Author of award-winning short stories, screenwriter of...

A to Z

Antlers Once reserved for hunting lodges in the Adirondacks or the occasional Colorado ski-resort taproom, antlers are now easy to find in even the most...

Media: Priya Tanna

"I'm Pretty much the launch queen," says Priya Tanna with a laugh from her office in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). "I've promised myself that this is going to be the...

The A List: Makeup

SEATTLE Inclement weather won't slow sales of Estée Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place makeup ($32.50) SAN FRANCISCO L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable...

Verbatim

"I looked around and saw my leg bleeding and my neighbor lying dead on the floor, torn apart. I saw a minibus full of children on fire." AMIN DINAR, an Iraqi...

Seduction Booths

Luxury brands haven't had it so good in the past three years. In the post-Internet-boom, post-9/11 world, consumer sensibilities have changed--permanently, some...

The Suit is Dead; Long Live the Suit

It's a colossal image problem. The staple of men's wardrobes suffered another blow last month as two more major investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan...

Memo

MORTGAGES? NAH... For years experts have predicted that one of the products that would naturally gravitate to the Internet would be home mortgages. Unlike...

100 Years of Fashion: The Century's Style File

It isn't easy to sum up 100 years of fashion, but if we dared to, we might say that 20th century women's wear amounted to a war over the waist. It was...

Living: Voila! It's Fun a Lacroix

For a Paris haute couture house, the decor is outright iconoclastic. Instead of the usual hushed beige backdrops, little gilt chairs and artfully placed mirrors,...

The Untouchables: Shooting Up the Box Office

Here's a picture with no space wars, no music videos, no cute beasties, no bikinis. It is a period film in the wrong period. Kids want to go back to the '50s,...

Black Tie Still Required

They show no mercy. Face it. Women will say anything to get men to wear tuxedoes. There is the traditionalist ploy. "The tuxedo has always been a man's uniform...

Living: Seems Like Old Time

"Make, movement, rarity," says Los Angeles Lawyer Jack Quinn. "That's what the serious collector looks for." Muses Hans Rohrer, a computer manager in Munich:...

Living: Dressing Down in Sloppy Chic

The rumpled, crumpled, wrinkled, crinkled look It was said of Columnist Heywood Broun that he resembled an unmade bed. This summer that dubious sartorial...